I’m screwed in 08.

So people keep asking me about who I like in the presidential race in 2008. I keep telling them, “I have no clue.” I have yet to find a candidate I can get behind, but I have a couple I definitely will not vote for. One of those is Mitt Romney. I’ll be honest, it is, in fact, because he’s mormon. I don’t want a guy becoming the ruler of the free world who believes that his wife must be married to him in order to get to heaven. I’ve got a big problem with that. It sort of defeats the purpose of ruling the… free world, if you get my drift. I mean no offense to my friends who are mormon. They’re all fantastic people. I just don’t believe the way they believe. That doesn’t bother me in my friends, I’m willing to discuss their faith with them and discuss mine with them, but the president of the United States needs to be on my side on a fundamental level.… [Read More]

Honda Chick

So, my husband finally replaced his old beat up volkswagen rabbit convertible (otherwise known as a cabriolet that is the same age as my little brother, who is now of legal age to consume alcohol).

It all started on his birthday. On his birthday, he picked up our son from school and stopped at the mail box to get the mail. When he got back in the car, it wouldn’t start. He and my son had to push the car the rest of the way up the street and into the garage. Little did I know at the time that this was the beginning of the end.

The car has died like this on numerous occasions, so many that I became nervous about taking the vehicle out for family trips in the summer (which is kinda the whole point of owning a convertible anyway, isn’t it?). One time, a county sheriff had to push the car out of one of the busiest intersections in town, into a grocery store parking lot, and I had to go pick up my hubby and take him home.… [Read More]

“Play with your damn kids!”

Adam Sessler has a message for all you parents out there that have kids that video game. Sit down with your kids and play with them!

This is something I’ve been advocating for years. If you’re kids are doing something, you’ve got to get involved so that you can understand it when they talk about it at dinner, and also to make yourself aware of the kinds of things that they are doing when your back is turned. With video games, you can’t know for sure what they’re playing until you’ve watched them do it. I’m not saying you have to pick up a controller and beat Final Fantasy XII. I am saying that you should spend some time watching your kid beat Final Fantasy XII and ask them questions about the game, find out why they think it’s fun and see the game in action to make sure that it meets your standards.… [Read More]

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3

I finally beat it! I finally beat it!

After months of waging battle in Tartarus and waiting to max out all my levels and social links, I finally beat the game!

I’m so excited! Of course, that only removes one title from my fairly lengthy backlog. Especially since the hubby keeps adding things to the pile, but it feels good to have one out of the way. I can now pass this game on to the kids and start up the next great thing, which looks like it will probably be Xenosaga III.

The current video game pile is thus:
Xenosaga 3 (ps2)
.hack\\GU 4 (ps2)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations (DS)
Rogue Galaxy (ps2)
Final Fantasy XII (ps2)
Enchanted Arms (ps3)
Folklore (ps3)
Ninja Gaiden Sigma (ps3)

I still haven’t finished DDS, and may never get around to it. That last boss battle seriously keeps kicking my butt, thankfully it’s only the last boss battle that’s holding me back in DDS.… [Read More]